weaknesses rarely makes them go away. is the entire party haunted by failure in regards to the war in afghanistan? >> well, i would say that with the iraq war -- i mean, you look at the iraq war, which was -- i was proud to serve, but it was an unnecessary war. we lost over 4,000 troops. we spent over $3 trillion in the iraq war. and afghanistan, we took our eye off the ball for so long. it wasn't until barack obama that became commander in chief where you triple the amount of forces, we smoked out bin laden, we finally brought him to justice, and now we're bringing our troops home. you open up your program, before this segment talking about the transition today in kabul, which is very important. the reason why, craig, that mitt romney doesn't want to talk about our veterans is buz he's been no friend. his record, he has not been a friend to veterans. you probably don't know this, but he cut veterans programs when he was governor of massachusetts 11%.